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An American in China

Population of China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 21, 2011

Here is a quote from 120 years ago. Damn the Chinese have been busy. If this is true, they grew by over 300% in the meantime
from The Civilization of China (Herbert Allen Giles)

The population of China has never been exactly ascertained. It has been variously estimated by foreign travellers, Sacharoff, in 1842, placing the figure at over four hundred millions.

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